Thursday, February 12, 2015

UPCYCLING: Peanut Cans to Cookie Tins

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (1)I have a quick and easy project for you just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning on giving cookies or other treats away for Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the pretty packaging.

These individual sized cookie tins are upcycled nut cans. I buy a lot of raw nuts to make homemade trail mix and started saving up the cans.

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (2)I used gift wrap to cover the cans. Simply measure the gift wrap so that it wraps around the can and secure with double-sided tape.

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (7)Wrap up some cookies – homemade or bakery bought in clear cello wrap and use some pretty ribbon or strips of fabric to tie the top.

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (6)I used fabric from my stash including a strip of vintage linen.

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (8)Make some simple tags to write your message and you have a nice individual-sized cookie tin that’s as pretty to look at as it is sweet and yummy!

Upcyled Peanut can to Cookie Tin - homework (10)

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  1. You make everything look so pretty!!!

  2. You have a lot of great ideas, Carolyn. I agree with Annie. Looks very pretty!

  3. This is a brilliant upcycle, Carolyn! They look so pretty!

  4. What a fabulous idea! I love nice gift packaging, whether its for edible gifts or other presents, it just adds so much to the gift itself! This is such a great idea, and the "cookie tins" look beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. Is the edges around the inside of can sharp where pull open lid was ?
    The cans I buy are.

    1. The cans I'm using don't have sharp edges. Definitely something to think about though when making these. Thanks.


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